There was an awkward, uncomfortable moment a few minutes ago when, at almost the same instant, a UPS truck stopped at my next door neighbor’s house, while right across the street, a FedEx truck pulled in front of the house opposite my neighbor. For a moment, I looked around for cameras that might be filming this as a commercial.

I must admit, I was really tempted to walk into the street between the two trucks, wait for the drivers to return, glance at them, and say, “Awkward!”.

I wonder how often that happens.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.